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Grand Strand dominates state golf course rankings

Hole 12 Golfweek has unveiled its annual list of the “Best Courses You Can Play” in each state, and Myrtle Beach again dominated the ranking of South Carolina’s best public courses. Nine of the Palmetto State’s top 15 public layouts were located along the Grand Strand, according Golfweek, highlighting the depth and quality of the area’s offerings. Myrtle Beach courses were led by the... 

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their grip

Sports can be both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The full range of emotions hit home within a 48-hour period for two Myrtle Beach High boys’ teams last week. Only two days after the Seahawks’ tennis squad made an inspirational run to the Class 4A state championship as a tribute to late coach Rivers Lynch, the golf team experienced the flip side of the sports coin by falling just short... 

MB golf team flying high, riding ties to state tourney

The Myrtle Beach High boys golf team is tying its way to the Class 4A state championship match. After earning the title of co-champs in both the Region 6-4A and Class 4A Lower State tournaments, the Seahawks look to claim sole possession of the state title Monday and Tuesday at The Barony Golf Course in Hilton Head Island. The run began after tying Hartsville as co-region champs on April 29, and... 

Monday After The Masters celebrates 25th anniversary

The team led by former NFL player Jimbo Covert and PGA Tour player Billy Hurley won a scorecard playoff to break a four-way tie and capture the 25th anniversary Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am on a sun-drenched Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf. Teams captained by Covert and Hurley, Paige Spiranac and Dave Ross, Matt NeSmith and Edwin McCain, and Mark... 

‘Too Tall’ Jones, Love III among big names at MAM

Dallas Cowboys legend Ed “Too Tall” Jones and PGA Tour veteran Davis Love III are among the celebrities and professional golfers appearing at the 25th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Charity Golf Tournament. Set for April 15 at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, the MAM will feature more than 50 big names from the world of sports, music, movies, TV and... 

Locals take new Topgolf attraction for a test drive

Devin McCall came in to hit some balls on his day off from Topgolf Myrtle Beach. “I’m not a big golf guy myself, but I’ve watched it a couple of times,” the Coastal Carolina University graduate said of seeking help from other golfers on staff. “It’s growing on me.” But it’s grown on Chris Caufield. “I’ve been golfing for, let’s see, 40 years,” the Myrtle Beach resident said... 

DJ, Hootie enter golf hall; Johnson unveils school

Hootie & the Blowfish and Dustin Johnson, fresh off a win at the WGC Mexico Championship, were inducted into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame Wednesday evening at Pine Lakes Country Club. Johnson and all four members of Hootie & the Blowfish have long had close ties to the Myrtle Beach golf community and were on hand for the ceremony. A 20-time winner on the PGA Tour, Johnson attended... 

Knaffle drives into bright future at South Carolina

St. James High’s Smith Knaffle has had plenty of time to get used to the idea of playing golf at the University of South Carolina after committing to the Gamecocks last year. But at last Friday’s signing ceremony, surrounded by loved ones and watching a video presentation of her many accomplishments, it finally sank in like a 3-foot putt. “It was awesome having all my friends... 

Golf: MB captures fourth; SJ’s state-title run halted

Another season, another program-best finish for the Myrtle Beach High girls golf team. The Seahawks placed fourth at the SCHSL Class 4A girls golf tournament at The Hackler Course in Conway, improving on their previous year’s finish for the third consecutive season and placing higher than any previous Myrtle Beach squad. “I wished we had finished higher but I’m happy with fourth,”... 

Golf: CF, SJ qualify in 5A; MB, NMB finish 2-3 in 4A

The St. James girls golf team was runner-up at Monday’s Class 5A Lower State Tournament, and two Carolina Forest players tied for third individually to lead the Lady Panthers to a share of fourth place and a berth in next week’s SCHSL State Championships at the Columbia Country Club. Carolina Forest eight-grader Mia Gray and Victoria Callahan shot identical rounds of 74 to lead the... 
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